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Someone Get A Grip On That Handlebar

Posted by Andrew Walker on August 15, 2012 – 5:10 pm

When Neil Rackers was kicking for the Arizona Cardinals, he said he was voted “Best Person to Commit A Crime” because his appearance could change from week to week.

So it’s really no surprise that Rackers — now with the Redskins — showed up to the team’s Ashburn, Va., facility in recent days sporting a new handlebar mustache.

“It’s training camp,” Rackers said Wednesday in the locker room. “You’ve gotta have fun. It is what it is — there were too many greys in the middle, so I took them off and left the handlebar.”

Rackers isn’t the only member of the Redskins to sport a handlebar mustache, however.

Defensive line coach Jacob Burney has been rocking the look for years.

When he was showed a photo of Burney’s handlebar mustache — which, as you can see, features a distinguished touch of grey at the bottom — Rackers said he could imagine Burney attracts a lot of attention for obvious reasons.

“I mean, I would say he’s a pretty good man, but the mustache takes him over the top,” Rackers said. “I would imagine if he’s married, his wife has to keep track of him with that handlebar.”

Seeking an independent source on this matter, I also talked with Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg, who spends an awful lot of time each day with Rackers.

“I think it’s awesome,” Sundberg said of his kicker’s mustache. “I’m a big fan of facial hair. I wish I could grow it myself, but unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with those genes — just yet.”

Sundberg passed along a rumor that indicates Rackers’ appearance could be changing again sometime soon.

“I can’t wait for him to do the chops to the mustache and get rid of everything else,” Sundberg said. “I think he’s hinted that it could be in the works.”

Asked to compare Rackers’ handlebar mustache to Burney’s, Sundberg sided with his coach.

“Well, had Neil not dyed his, his would be grey, too,” Sundberg said. “But he got some Just For Men and actually dyed his. … Burney’s looks even better.”


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One Response to “Someone Get A Grip On That Handlebar”

  1. By jag on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Rollie Fingers had a handlebar mustache. Rackers & Coach Burney are sporting Fu Manchu mustaches..

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